Originally Posted By: perotista
To probably most Americans, a majority of them anyway, presidential elections are nothing more than beauty contests which the candidates trying to manipulate the unwashed masses perspectives of them. In the end, most folks end up voting for the candidate they dislike the least.

That has long been my casual observation, as well. As much as we might wish otherwise, the Prez is elected on very superficial qualities.

Go George Clooney!
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